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Fort Larned resumes full operations
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Fort Larned National Historic Site has resumed regular operations following the government shutdown’s resolution.

LARNED – With the enactment of the continuing resolution, staff at Fort Larned National Historic Site resumed regular operations at 11 a.m. Saturday,  said the park’s Superintendent Betty Boyko. She encourgages folks to visit for updated information about the park, including regular hours of operation.

“Fort Larned’s employees and volunteers are happy to be back at work, serving the American people and welcoming visitors to their national parks,” Boyko said. “Telling the story of the fort’s history along the Santa Fe Trail and preserving the historic buildings are jobs that our staff are dedicated to doing and pleased to be taking up again.”

 Fort Larned National Historic Site is located six miles west of Larned on Kansas Highway 156. Information on visiting is on the internet at, or by calling 620-285-6911, or email to For information on area tourism partners, lodging, dining, and community services go or call 620-285-6916.